Good day, blog friends! Happy Valentine’s day to those of you who celebrate this special day with your loved one(s)! I have found that most of us card makers do not actually give cards to others (me!), even on these ‘card-giving’ occasions. One of the reasons is that most of my cards are very thick and cannot be mailed without a box. I have to say, though, if I’m going to see the person, I will hand-deliver a handmade card. Speaking of thick cards, this one is no exception! I used Maja Design’s lovely ‘Life in the Country‘ collection of papers and followed Mojo Monday’s design:
I used Summer breeze, Sowing Seeds (bs), In the Hammock (bs) and Close to the Lake (bs) from Life in the Country. I distressed all the edges and added a bit of stitching to the inner panels. The flower accent consists of a crocheted flower, a Baker’s Twine bow, paper flowers and a Zva Creative crystal flourish. The sentiment is from Verve’s Brighter Days set.
Here is another card I made, more on the ‘Clean and Simple’ side for me, using Vintage Summer Basics 1935 (bs) paper. Featuring a few of my favorite things… paper flowers, Zva Creative crystals and some added lace, tulle accents and a paper doily:
Lastly, I have two projects I made both with the same theme, however one is a tea bag holder by itself and the second one is a card with the tea bag holder adhered to the card base. Both creations feature the Ska vi ta en fika collection:
The twine bow keeps the cover closed, so when that’s untied, the flap lifts up and there is a bag of tea inside.
I thought this was a cute gift for a friend. I used Lejas cafe, Kaffe tack, En kopp te, Havrerutor – bs papers.The stamps are courtesy of Paper Sweeties. I expounded on this idea and added the holder to a card, pictured below:
These papers are Cheesecake – bs,Två fröknar & Två fröknar – bs. Lots of pearls on this card, both solid and liquid, some more lace and the trinket in the middle was pulled off of a discarded Christmas ornament. I simply colored the gemstone with a purple Copic marker to match the papers. I like the fact that I could fold over the top flap of the tea bag holder and the back is a wonderfully coordinated pattern to go with the whole card. I have to say that I just love my Maja papers!
Thanks for joining me today!
Love,love all your cards,so inspiring,amazing work,Beautiful!!!!
Getting a card from you must be like getting a gift! Your cards are so unique and beautiful! Love every design!! xo
Every card is gorgeous!!! your attention to detail is perfection! You definitely inspire me to want to make more cards!!
Gorgeous creations! I really like that you’ve used the Life In The Country collection. One of my favourites. 🙂
Andrea, your cards always take my breath away! They are beyond gorgeous and creative! These are no exception! Beautiful work 🙂